Published: 20 Oct 2021
Designed in consultation with the local community to meet its current and future needs, the Flinders Civic Hall redevelopment on Cook Street will create a purpose-built facility.
Supporting growth in the Mornington Peninsula
The Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund is partnering with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to fast forward delivery of the Flinders Civic Hall redevelopment, committing $2.25 million to the $4.5 million project.
The space will be home to a wide variety of community groups and services including the Flinders Art Show, Flinders Arts Group, Flinders Community Association, Flinders Lions, Flinders Probus and Flinders RSL. It will also offer exercise classes, Pilates, yoga classes and other activities.
First launched in 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested $23.5 million into 19 projects on the Mornington Peninsula, boosting local infrastructure, creating significant employment opportunities and making a real difference in an area where the population is steadily growing.
Flexible facilities to meet community needs
The current Civic Hall, which is more than 50 years old and in poor condition, is being demolished to make way for a purpose-built centre and meeting place.
The new civic space will feature a large, multi-purpose hall with an elevated stage; designated storage and unisex facilities; a kitchen and servery; a large terrace to connect with the outdoor precinct area; two multi-purpose rooms for a range of art and community programs; a drop-in centre; ramp accessibility; toilets; car parking; and indigenous landscaping.
The multi-purpose hub will provide a community facility with greater flexibility to accommodate the many programs Flinders already offers, as well as scope to increase opportunities for positive social interaction, events and education for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities.
“We want to thank the State Government as we are thrilled to be receiving $2.25 million towards the essential Flinders Civic Hall redevelopment,” said Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn.
“We’ll be working closely with key stakeholders and community groups to ensure the Flinders Community Hub will be a fantastic resource for its users,” he added.
A welcome and highly anticipated improvement for the Flinders community, the updated centre will be designed to complement the scale and character of the seaside village while having the facilities and capacity to meet the growing requirements of the region.